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Find the volume of the solid formed when the area bound by the curve y=4-x^2 and the x axis is rotated one complete revolution about the y axis

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  1. sauravshakya
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    first find the critical points and use integration

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  2. amistre64
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    or just consider one side of it

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  3. virtus
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    can you just tell me the answer , because i am getting the wrong answer. I got 16 pi units but the answer is 8 pi units and i don't know where i went wrong.

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  4. virtus
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    *units ^3

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  5. amistre64
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    please dont ask for "just an answer"

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  6. amistre64
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    |dw:1342094312271:dw| this can be done by shells or disks; which way are you most comfortable with?

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  7. amistre64
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    i think i know why youre twice as big as the answer; your prolly integrating the whole thing across

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  8. amistre64
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    your in effect sweeping the same volume twice when you do that

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  9. sauravshakya
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    the answer is 8pi

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  10. amistre64
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    |dw:1342094460320:dw| if we do shells:\[\int_{0}^{2}2pix(4-x^2)dx\] \[2pi\int_{0}^{2}x(4-x^2)dx\] \[2pi\int_{0}^{2}4x-x^3\ dx\] \[2pi\left(\frac{1}{2}4x^2-\frac{1}{4}x^4\right)_{0}^{2}\]

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  11. virtus
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    oh i think i understand. I apologise amistre64 if i sounded rude before. I had no intentions whatsoever to offend you.

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  12. amistre64
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    no offense taken :)

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  13. virtus
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    @amistre64 i thought it was around y axis, shouldn't be dy not dx ?

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  14. amistre64
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    depends on your method; i used the shell method, which opens up along the x axis the disc method would travel along the y

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  15. amistre64
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    teh disc method we would have to convert y=x into its inverse x=y, which isnt that hard to do, but just takes extra steps :)

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  16. virtus
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    oh i see, so for the shell method where does the x come from in x(4-x^2)

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  17. amistre64
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    think of the shell method as finding the area of a sheet of paper, or a flattened out tin can. the width of the paper is the circumference of the base circle|dw:1342095061762:dw| the height of the paper is the function that it hits along the way. Area = base (2pi x) * height (f(x))

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  18. amistre64
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    |dw:1342095194082:dw|

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  19. virtus
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    OH I GET IT NOW ! thanks @amistre64

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  20. amistre64
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    youre welcome

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